Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 6 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 73 101 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 10.04% 13.00% 8.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.33% 69.18% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 81 51
Northamptonshire median daily rate £300 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +8.20%
10th Percentile £194 £150 £198
90th Percentile £438 £538 £500
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £300 £359
% change year-on-year +13.33% -16.38% +19.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 1
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.55% -6.78%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.30 £10.50
90th Percentile £13.89 £15.60 £11.50
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £14.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.52% -1.03% +3.57%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 121 146 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 16.64% 18.79% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 96 94
Northamptonshire median daily rate £360 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.63% -14.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £231 £159 £200
90th Percentile £500 £481 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £369
% change year-on-year +15.38% -11.86% +11.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 3
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £12.34 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.44% -62.05% +175.42%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.33 £14.65
90th Percentile £13.89 £17.85 £36.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.20% +1.43% -1.75%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -5 54 £300 -5.51% 16
Kettering 0 2 - - 4
Daventry -2 2 £258 +32.05%
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
2 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.88%) Web Services
4 23 (31.51%) Linux
5 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
6 16 (21.92%) SDLC
7 15 (20.55%) Finance
7 15 (20.55%) SOAP
7 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
8 14 (19.18%) Microsoft Office
9 13 (17.81%) Java
9 13 (17.81%) Subversion
9 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
10 12 (16.44%) JSON
10 12 (16.44%) XML
10 12 (16.44%) ITIL
11 11 (15.07%) TDD
11 11 (15.07%) VMware
11 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
11 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
12 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (13.70%) SQL
13 9 (12.33%) OOP
13 9 (12.33%) OO
13 9 (12.33%) Service Management
13 9 (12.33%) REST
13 9 (12.33%) Windows 10
13 9 (12.33%) SonarQube
13 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
13 9 (12.33%) Mac OS

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.85%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.74%) JBoss
5 1 (1.37%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) Confluence
5 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) CATIA
2 1 (1.37%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) SystmOne
2 1 (1.37%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.59%) Office 365
3 2 (2.74%) Dropbox
3 2 (2.74%) SaaS
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.22%) DNS
3 5 (6.85%) SAN
4 4 (5.48%) DHCP
4 4 (5.48%) Internet
5 3 (4.11%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.11%) VPN
5 3 (4.11%) WAN
6 2 (2.74%) BGP
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.74%) DDNS
6 2 (2.74%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.74%) Firewall
6 2 (2.74%) Junos
6 2 (2.74%) MPLS
6 2 (2.74%) NAS
6 2 (2.74%) NX-OS
6 2 (2.74%) OSPF
6 2 (2.74%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
1 13 (17.81%) Subversion
2 9 (12.33%) SonarQube
3 8 (10.96%) ProC
4 4 (5.48%) Xcode
5 3 (4.11%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.74%) JUnit
6 2 (2.74%) LoadUI
6 2 (2.74%) Maven
6 2 (2.74%) Selenium
6 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.37%) JIRA
7 1 (1.37%) MSI
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Analyst
2 17 (23.29%) Developer
3 12 (16.44%) Service Analyst
3 12 (16.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) Analyst Programmer
5 8 (10.96%) Pick Analyst Programmer
5 8 (10.96%) Pick Programmer
5 8 (10.96%) Programmer
6 7 (9.59%) Support Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) IT Support
7 6 (8.22%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.85%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (6.85%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.48%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Deployment Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) iOS Developer
9 4 (5.48%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.88%) Web Services
2 15 (20.55%) SOAP
3 12 (16.44%) JSON
3 12 (16.44%) XML
4 9 (12.33%) Java EE
4 9 (12.33%) REST
5 8 (10.96%) Spring
6 7 (9.59%) Hibernate
7 6 (8.22%) .NET
7 6 (8.22%) HTML
8 4 (5.48%) .NET Framework
8 4 (5.48%) Cocoa
8 4 (5.48%) jQuery
8 4 (5.48%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (5.48%) Sass
8 4 (5.48%) WCF
8 4 (5.48%) WinForms
9 3 (4.11%) OAuth
9 3 (4.11%) SAML
10 2 (2.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.48%) NHS
4 3 (4.11%) Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.51%) Linux
2 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
2 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (12.33%) Mac OS
4 9 (12.33%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.96%) Windows 8
6 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.48%) Mac OS X
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.74%) Android
8 2 (2.74%) Solaris
8 2 (2.74%) Unix
8 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.92%) SDLC
3 12 (16.44%) ITIL
4 11 (15.07%) TDD
5 9 (12.33%) OO
5 9 (12.33%) OOP
5 9 (12.33%) Service Management
5 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (8.22%) DevOps
8 5 (6.85%) ITSM
8 5 (6.85%) Release Management
9 4 (5.48%) Decision-Making
9 4 (5.48%) ERP
9 4 (5.48%) iOS Development
9 4 (5.48%) Migration
9 4 (5.48%) MVC
9 4 (5.48%) Pair Programming
9 4 (5.48%) SMACSS
9 4 (5.48%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) Java
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 9 (12.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.48%) Apple Swift
4 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.48%) Objective-C
4 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.74%) ES6
6 1 (1.37%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.37%) MCP
4 1 (1.37%) MCSE
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.37%) NFS
5 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.11%) Terraform
3 2 (2.74%) SCOM
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.07%) VMware
3 8 (10.96%) Citrix
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco
5 5 (6.85%) Apple
6 4 (5.48%) NetApp
7 3 (4.11%) Novell
7 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.74%) Brocade
8 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.74%) Juniper
8 2 (2.74%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle
8 2 (2.74%) Symantec
9 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.37%) Calypso
9 1 (1.37%) F5
9 1 (1.37%) IBM
9 1 (1.37%) McAfee